Skip to comments.Legally killed: 21 dementia victims given lethal injections by Dutch doctors in 2010
Posted on 06/30/2011 8:59:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Dementia sufferers are being killed by doctors in Holland under the countrys euthanasia laws, official figures are to reveal.
A total of 21 patients with early-stage dementia, including Alzheimers, died by lethal injection last year, according to a forthcoming annual report.
This is the first time dementia sufferers have been included in the countrys euthanasia statistics.
None of the cases is thought to have involved any illegal act on the part of health professionals, and each time the patient was considered capable of giving their consent.
But the figures have caused alarm among critics who say the pool of patients who qualify for euthanasia in the Netherlands is expanding.
The figures, which are due to be formally released later in the summer, were leaked on NOS, the state television news channel
The NOS report included video footage of Alzheimers sufferer Guusje de Koning, 63, explaining to her children why she wanted to die at the hands of her doctor.
She said she had witnessed her own fathers slow decline and death through the illness, adding: I dont want that. I dont want to suffer.
Euthanasia advocates are using her story to promote the idea that euthanasia for dementia sufferers is a suitable way to avoid suffering and the expensive healthcare.
A series of public meetings have been held over the last year to encourage the elderly to learn about their right to die, even if they are in good health but afraid of what might happen if they are diagnosed with dementia in the future.
But the practice of assisted suicide for dementia patients remains controversial. While some 95 per cent of Hollands population support the countrys euthanasia laws, only 33 per cent of Dutch doctors agree with offering lethal injections to dementia sufferers.
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Uncle Adolf would be proud!
1/3 of the time that doctor is going to think it's OK to give you a lethal injection.
A comparison would be that you get in your car and drive out on the Interstate to travel downtown to work every day. You will have a fatal accident on Wednesday and the following Monday!
SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!
This is tragic! My father suffered with dementia for over 10 years. Though it was tough, they were some of the sweetest days I had with my father. My prayers are up for the Dutch people this evening.
A.....To keep the woodpeckers off their heads.
MY my, Nazi doctors live on.
Coming to an American Hospital near you.
That is the stupidest thing I have read in a long time!
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So "early stage dementia suffers" can be offed. What about "pre-dementia sufferers"? or "dementia-prone" people? Why wait until people actually have dementia? Think of the countless meals saved if it's caught early and people are killed off in a more timely fashion.
Germany lost WW2 but the Nazis won anyway.
As a practicing neuropsychologist I have dealt with stroke and dementia for the past 40 years. Almost all people fear brain injury which leaves them dependent more than death itself. Far more.
If I become demented, as I lose the last vestiges of dignity, I hope some one will show me the mercy I would give my dog or horse so I won’t have to do it myself.
I have been fighting this for years as a private caregiver for dementia patients and am persona non gratia at every nursing home I come in contact with because I will go in and fight for them and even feed them.
Shots are not far behind.
This is a very disturbing report from the Neatherlands. If anyone has a friend or relative that still thinks Obama care is what we need, please get them this report. Tell them if they are ever suffering from dementia or alzheimers that Obama's doctors will do the same to them. Regardless of what they mey want..............
Why, so you can evade personal responsibility?
TxDas is right above you - s/he wants to be killed if s/he gets dementia so s/he doesn’t have to take personal responsibility for him/herself.
With professionals who want to be able to kill people, we’re already there.
While I have worked with dementia patients for fewer years (34 rather than 40) than TxDas, I completely disagree with his view.
Dementia patients don’t KNOW they have no ‘dignity’ (whatever that means). They are human, they are still loved by families and still have value as human beings. They are in reality little different than children.
It is cowardice to make someone else kill you because you don’t want the responsibility of doing it yourself. And to put that burden on family members is reprehensible. There are such things as DNRs and Medical Directives where the individual states their desired care and medical treatment.
If he doesn’t want to live so be it, but every person I have cared for in the last 34 years were still human beings and we have no right to end their life any more than we should kill unborn babies.
And it is sickening how often I have seen so called ‘professionals’ forget that they are to care not destroy.
Do I want to be a burden to my family? No. But that doesn’t mean that I want to be killed either and I would be grateful if my family cared enough to let me live until GOD calls me home, not man.
A companion article I just found that I’ll ping out tomorrow:
Organs of those killed by euthanasia being used (harvesting)
The Telegraph ^ | 14 Jun 2011 | Simon Caldwell
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:19:50 PM by bronxville
Doctors are impressed by the superior condition of lungs taken from people who killed by lethal injection compared to those extracted from those killed in accidents...
Surgeons in Leuven between 2007 and 2009 successfully transplanted four pairs of lungs from people who died from euthanasia.
The authors of the study, Initial Experience with Transplantation of Lungs Recovered From Donors After Euthanasia, insisted that doctors were acting strictly within Belgian guidelines on euthanasia, which was legalised in 2002.
They reveal how donors were admitted to the hospital a few hours before the planned euthanasia procedure.
A central venous line was placed in a room adjacent to the operating room, said the report by D. Van Raemdonck et al, a team of surgeons from Leuven
Donors were heparinised [injected with an anticoagulant] immediately before a cocktail of drugs was given by the treating physician who agreed to perform the euthanasia.
The patient was announced dead on cardiorespiratory criteria by three independent physicians as required by Belgian legislation for every organ donor.
The deceased was then rapidly transferred, installed on the operating table, and intubated....
The paper showed that about 23.5 per cent of lung transplant donors in Belgium and 2.8 per cent of heart transplant donors are killed by euthanasia...
Dr Peter Saunders, of Care Not Killing, an umbrella group of more than 50 British medical, disability and religious charities opposed to euthanasia, said he was shocked by the report...
The report comes just a year after researchers found a high proportion of deaths classified as euthanasia in Belgium have involved patients who have not requested their lives to be ended by a doctor.
Belgium became the second in the world after the Netherlands to legalise euthanasia since the fall of Nazi Germany..